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Archive for the ‘sewing’ Category

Yes, It’s Fair Time Again

Posted by thedarwinexception on July 26, 2009

Gail is right – I MUST show you my fair entries. There’s a bunch of them -and it’s been what I’ve been busy, busy, busy with. I haven’t even been posting in AFCA much anymore, since trying to get everything ready. I kind of did the same thing I did last year, I went to he Fair site to see if the categories had changed any, and realized the deadline was like THAT FRIDAY. So I had to scramble, which is what I *DIDN’T* want to do. 

But, I got most everything done. I’m just now sewing together the kid’s sweater.

So, here’s the newest things that I don’t think you’ve seen.

The Kids Mittens: OK – so I haven’t made mittens in like 20 years. But I thought these were cute – although they are big. Really big. If I make them again, they have to be like HALF this size. But I like the cable pattern on the front that makes a snowman. Cute!


Then there’s the Upside Down Flower hat. If you look at the hat from the top, it’s supposed to look like a flower. The “hat” part is like the petals, and the “leaves and stem” are sticking out the top. I don’t know. It’s cute, and I’m putting it in the fair under the “Kids Hat” category.

OK – then we have the “Kids Scarf category – and for this one I made an alligator scarf – and I stole eyes from one of Milo’s stuffed animals to use as the alligator’s eyes. I really like the alligator scarf.


Then we have the sewed stuff, not too much of that – a sleeping sacque, a romper and a shirt and pants. That’s it for the sewed stuff. I should have made a bonnet like the one I made for Val’s little girl, the lace and silk one, but I didn’t. 

And the “biggest” thing is the 3 piece layette. The one that I’ve won for the last 2 years. I’m not sure if this one is going to win. I’m not quite sure if I like it, or like the color, or maybe it’s just that it TOOK SO LONG to make that I’m just sick of it, but here it is.


The bootees:


The Bonnet


The sweater.


Kind of close up detail of the “flower” pattern on the side of the sweater. This flower pattern is on each side and in the middle of the back, with rows of cables along each side of the flower.


So, that’s what I’ve been busy doing. The above stuff is in addition to the afghan, the crocheted baby ABC blanket, the ladies scarf and the kids sweater (which isn’t sewn together yet). Also the stripey sock kids sweater, and the adult’s hat.

Altogether I entered 18 things. We’ll see how many ribbons I get out of that. Let me know what you think – do you like the orange set?






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